Telenav finds way with Iteris’ ClearData

Traffic and travel information product also offers safety scores on driver behaviour
Enforcement / June 10, 2024
By David Arminas
In-car alerts congestion AI sensors innovation © Thongchai Nakim |
Traffic updates should lead to safer, more efficient journeys (© Thongchai Nakim |

Telenav, a provider of connected car and location-based services, has chosen Iteris’ ClearData as its source for traffic and travel information.

ClearData aggregates and validates mobility data such as incident, speed and connected vehicle probes. It then delivers it to public- and private-sector clients via subscription-based direct computer data feeds or application programming interfaces (APIs). 

Telenav is now leveraging ClearData to help inform and coach drivers in its Scout Maps application.

Scout Maps is a mobile and in-car app that provides live traffic updates, speed limit alerts and navigation tips. Key functionalities include calculating and offering options of alternative safer routes, offering real-time traffic and speed updates and giving users a “safety score” which provides them with insights into their driving behaviour -  such as hard braking, speeding and hard acceleration 

Iteris says that parents could monitor their teenagers' driving ability as they begin driving with a licence, for example.

With ClearData providing live traffic conditions on the roads, flow speed, incidents and more, the firms say Scout Maps users will get more accurate estimated time of arrival at their destination during rush hours, avoid roads with congestions and accidents and choose routes with less probability of having accidents en route.

“With the addition of our proprietary mobility data, Telenav’s solutions will be able to provide even more precise safety scores and navigation for their users,” said Will Cousins, senior vice president and chief product officer at Iteris.

“A key part of Telenav’s mission is to connect cars and users in a way that makes driving safe and convenient,” said Ahsan Habib, vice president of professional services at Telenav. “With the addition of ClearData’s dynamic data points, we’ll be able to enhance our navigation capabilities and more easily create the connected, convenient and safe experience we strive for.”

ClearData is a key component of the Iteris ClearMobility Platform for monitoring, visualising and optimising mobility infrastructure worldwide.

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